Gracie: Jackson approach won't catch trust of the fans

by Kelsey Mowatt | source:

It’s been a long few days for Greg Jackson and his renowned team, as even before he and Jon Jones came under fire for not accepting a bout with Chael Sonnen, the gym went 1-3 at the most recent Strikeforce event.

“Number one, let me say that I really don’t know Greg personally, so I don’t want to say anything against his character because I don’t have anything personal against him,” said Cesar Gracie. “But I look at things from the angle of fighting, and the guys I admired coming up were the Chuck Liddells of the world…the champs that fought anybody, and I see the people out of Greg Jackson’s and it’s a different approach. I don’t think that approach is going to capture the imagination and trust of the fans.”

“When I see people trying to get the decision by dancing around, and I see a lot of that with one particular camp, then yeah, I’m going to criticize it. I think this is another reflection of that. Don’t take this fight, who knows why, because strategically it might not be good for you.”

“I’m not privy to their circumstances, but from looking at it just cut and dry, I wouldn’t do the same thing. I wouldn’t tell my guy 'don’t fight', because Chael and Henderson are similar. They’re wrestlers who pack a hard punch and it’s a very similar fight, except Chael hasn’t been training, so I would have definitely had them fight.”

“There’s guys there that are pretty remarkable; without a doubt. They’ve assembled a lot of great fighters together. I like Donald Cerrone; I like the way he fights.

“I used to be a fan of Carlos Condit, before the whole thing with Nick Diaz. I was expecting a dog fight, and we were promised that, but it didn’t happen…There’s obviously a lot of talented people over and I do like watching some of them fight.”

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Wasa-B site profile image  

8/29/12 12:07 AM by Wasa-B

ttt for the zit the tranny and the beak and being told you're gonna get voted down in 48 hours (even though the website says 24 hours)

subwrassler site profile image  

8/29/12 12:07 AM by subwrassler

100% sober, and 100% disagree

subwrassler site profile image  

8/29/12 12:05 AM by subwrassler

ttt for the zit the tranny and the beak

Wasa-B site profile image  

8/29/12 12:00 AM by Wasa-B

And the zit on George's forehead.24 hours to go for some dude vote me down (it says 24 hours but it is really 48 hours).

MMAFAN695 site profile image  

8/28/12 8:19 PM by MMAFAN695

  Yeah, I'm sure Ceasar told him to miss the press conference ...  Then he told him to miss the Charity fight and after all of that he told him to  "Go get some fans!"  LULZ. Ceasar  Gracie >  Greg Jackson

Warzone209 site profile image  

8/28/12 4:09 PM by Warzone209

  Dat Beak on the guy to the left holy shit.

unclehulka13 site profile image  

8/28/12 4:02 PM by unclehulka13

Nope. He was probably high too.

orcus site profile image  

8/28/12 3:53 PM by orcus

Does Cesar remember when Nick was supposed to grapple Braulo and just didn't show up, while the audience and viewers at home, and in fact even Braulo himself, were still expecting the fight to go on?

chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/28/12 3:50 PM by chaplinshouse

  holy shit look at the nose on the guy 2 seats to the right of georges.  next to the tranny. 

MMAFAN695 site profile image  

8/28/12 3:14 PM by MMAFAN695

 ^^^ Nah.. Only members with 41000+ posts do that kind of stuff...